Henk Ovink to deliver keynote at Aquatech Mexico

Oct. 4, 2016
Special Envoy for international Water Affairs to deliver keynote as Aquatech launches show in Mexico next month.

MEXICO, OCTOBER 4, 2016 -- Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mr Henk Ovink is a featured keynote speaker on Wednesday October 26, the opening day of Aquatech Mexico. The first edition of Aquatech Mexico is organized just after the Mexican Government revealed its ambitions Water Agenda for 2015-2030 that reaches every part of water technology and resource management and offers numerous opportunities for the industry.

Ovink is responsible for advocating water awareness around the world, focusing on building institutional capacity and coalitions among governments, multilateral organizations, private sector and NGO’s to address the world’s stressing needs on water and help initiate transformative interventions.

"We are honored Mr Ovink agreed to be our keynote speaker in Mexico," says Marieke Leenhouts, Product Manager Aquatech Mexico, "he is an expert in this field and a catalyst for change in water awareness and implementation. I have no doubt his speech will excite the audience and give much food for thought."

The first Aquatech Mexico offers a prominent platform for companies within the water technology industry from around the globe, wanting to explore business opportunities in Mexico. The show enables the establishment of partnerships, creation of alliances and sharing of best practices between local and international businesses.

"Worldwide, water is the connecting challenge, the number one global risk and the opportunity for comprehensive cultural change.", according to Ovink, "By building a portfolio of water resilience innovation projects - real action and better facts on the ground, we can inspire the world and strengthen the global coalition on water resilience. Within the High Level Panel on Water I am proud to have Mexico as an inspiring partner of The Netherlands to work collectively - with nine other countries and the UN and the World Bank - towards a water secure world. And together with 100 Resilient Cities Program and Rebuild by Design we focus on impactful resilience innovation for Mexico City."

About Aquatech Mexico
RAI Amsterdam and EJ Krause co-organize Aquatech Mexico 2016. The Federal Mexican government is dedicated to improving water and wastewater systems and treatment via foreign private sector participation.
The exhibition serves as the meeting place for all market leaders within the Mexican water sector. Aquatech Mexico focuses on products and services within the water technology supply chain such as wastewater treatment equipment, point of use, and membrane technology. Aquatech Mexico co-locates with The GREEN Expo, the largest annual Mexican Exhibition for the Environmental and Renewable Energy sectors organized by E.J. Krause for 23 years.

Aquatech Global Events
Established in 1964, Aquatech Global Events organises the world’s leading trade events in the process, drinking and waste water technology sectors in Europe, China and Mexico. The well-established format covers the following segments: Transport and Storage, Water Treatment, Point of Use, Process Control and Technology & Process Automation. Aquatech Global Events are visited by professionals from all parts of the water industry and attract policy-makers, top-level businesses, specialists, and those who apply the technology in practice. www.aquatechtrade.com